BOOK Definition - BOOK Meaning

1 : a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics" [syn: {book}]

2 : physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; "he used a large book as a doorstop" [syn: {book}, {volume}]

3 : a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone; "Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'"; "his name is in all the record books" [syn: {record}, {record book}, {book}]

4 : a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance [syn: {script}, {book}, {playscript}]

5 : a record in which commercial accounts are recorded; "they got a subpoena to examine our books" [syn: {ledger}, {leger}, {account book}, {book of account}, {book}]

6 : a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game [syn: {book}]

7 : a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made; "they run things by the book around here" [syn: {book}, {rule book}]

8 : the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina [syn: {Koran}, {Quran}, {al-Qur'an}, {Book}]

9 : the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen" [syn: {Bible}, {Christian Bible}, {Book}, {Good Book}, {Holy Scripture}, {Holy Writ}, {Scripture}, {Word of God}, {Word}]

10 : a major division of a long written composition; "the book of Isaiah" [syn: {book}]

11 : a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge; "he bought a book of stamps" [syn: {book}]

12 : engage for a performance; "Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo" [syn: {book}]

13 : arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's" [syn: {reserve}, {hold}, {book}]

14 : record a charge in a police register; "The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man" [syn: {book}]

15 : register in a hotel booker [syn: {book}]